Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Share this:

Mar 2, 2009 · Leave a Reply

ABC Good Morning America Features Mayo-Olmsted Asthma Effort

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network @LeeAase

mayoolmstedasthma

In its On Call segment this morning, ABC's Good Morning America featured an innovative program in Olmsted County as part of its "Cutting Edge Medicine" series.

The children of Rochester, Minn., are struggling with a large-scale health problem.

"Twenty-five percent of children say they have been told by their physician they have asthma," said Mary Wellik, of Olmsted County Public Health. "We're looking to see what we can do as a community to reduce the burden of asthma on these children and their families."

So the city is undergoing a radical experiment along with the help of the Mayo Clinic, public school nurses, parents and the county health department, to create a new model to care for asthmatic children.

Go to the ABCNews.com Web site to read and view the entire story.

Tags: abc news, asthma, GMA, Good Morning America, Matthew Clark PhD, Olmsted, Public Health

Please login or become a member to post a comment.

Contact Us · Privacy Policy